aka: Mortal Zombie, Battalion 3
Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: J. Trevor Edmond, Melinda Clarke, Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas
She’s to die for
aka: Battle Girl: Tokyo Crisis War, Living Dead in Tokyo Bay, Battle Girl
original title: Batoru gâru: Tokyo crisis wars
Director: Kazuo Komizu
Starring: Cutey Suzuki, Toshiya Ito, Kenji Otsuki, Katsuhiro Fukuda, Shinobu Kandori
Assault on Precinct 13 meets Manga splashed with Troma?
A meteor hits Tokyo Bay and the gas from the meteor mixed with the nitrogen in the air creates a cosmo-amphetamine that spreads throughout the city and turns most humans into bloodthirsty zombies. It’s up to Battle Girl K-Ko to save the day!
Not only does she have to fight the brain thirsty zombies, she also has to fight against the maniac General Hugioka who wants to keep everything locked up so that the outside world doesn’t find out what has happened here since it would bring shame to the country. He’s so screwed up he actually has dedicated “Human Hunters” to hunt down the remaining living.
original title: Non Si Deve Profanare Il Sonno Dei Morti
aka: Do Not Speak Ill of the Dead, Don’t Open the Window, Invasion of the Zombies, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
Director: Jorge Grau
Starring: Cristina Galbo, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso, Giorgio Trestini
They tampered with nature – now they must pay the price…
George is an antique dealer from London who is traveling on motorcycle to Manchester to have a fun weekend out on the countryside with a few friends. His trip gets cut off however when a young girl named Edna accidentally backs her car into his motorcycle. She agrees to give him a lift, but they have to stop by Edna’s sister Katie first in Southgate.
While there, George discovers that the government is testing a new pest control system in the area and later on he comes across a dead male who arrived from the cemetery and attacked Edna. George is able to fight him off, but can’t help but think that this is related to the pest control that is being tested in the area. He goes on to investigate this, while the local police officers are suspecting him to be responsible for the increasing amount of murders that are happening in the area.
original title: Zombi 2
aka: Island of the Flesh-Eaters, Island of the Living Dead, Zombie, Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us, Zombies, Zombies 2
Director: Lucio Fulci
Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver, Auretta Gay
When the earth spits out the dead, they will rise to suck the blood of the living!
An abandoned boat drifts into the harbor of New York. When the coast guards arrive, they get attacked by a rotting zombie. The daughter of the owner of the ship tries to get information to find out what has happened to the ship and her father and it is first when she meets the journalist Peter West that she gets some help on the case.
They travel to the Island of Matul where her father was supposed to have been last seen. Instead of finding a beautiful and peaceful tropical island, they arrive at an island where the dead has risen from their graves again and attacks the living.
original title: La Noche del Terror Ciego
aka: Crypt of the Blind Dead, Mark of the Devil Part 5: Night of the Blind Terror, Mark of the Devil Part 4: Tombs of the Blind Dead, Night of the Blind Dead, Revenge from Planet Ape, The Blind Dead
Director: Amando de Ossorio
Starring: Lone Fleming, Cesar Burner, Maria Elena Arpon, Jose Thelman, Rufino Ingles
Who are these unholy savages who hunt out their victims by sound alone?
Roger and Virginia is on holiday and runs into Betty, an old friend of Virginia. She joins them on a train ride but while on the train Virginia gets embarrassed after seeing her boyfriend start to have some interest in Betty and by her own lesbian encounter she herself had with Betty in their younger days.
She decides to jump off the train and when night comes she seeks refuge in an ancient monastery. She is never seen again so Roger and Betty tries to hunt her down and investigate what might have happened to her and they all come face to face with the undead Knight Templars.
original title: Død Snø
aka: Zombie SS
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten
Ein! Zwei! Die!
A group of friends are heading out to the snowy mountains of Norway to have a weekend full of party and fun. On a dark night a strange man shows up at their door and he creeps everyone out with a story about a local curse that comes from the second World War when the German nazis were active in the area.
The old man wasn’t making things up and the young group accidentally disturb the grave of the old nazis soon after, finding themselves in great trouble when the gang of flesh crazy nazi zombies are unleashing their wrath upon them.
My very own country Norway is not big on horror films. For some reason, our cinema has been more theater inspired than anything else and it is only in the last 20 years that we have been presenting more movies based on simply entertainment for the masses. And although there has been some horror films during the last 15 years, Dead Snow really made a mark with its commercial success, both in Norway and even in some foreign countries.
Director: Jeremy Gardner
Starring: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella
In a land ravaged by the undead, Ben and Mickey must learn to survive each other
Ben and Mickey are two survives after the zombie apocalypse that are sticking together, trying to survive each day by always staying on the move by driving across the country looking for food and hopefully also other survivors.
After months of not finding any other human life, they suddenly comes in contact with strangers over on a walkie talkie. Mickey becomes upset and obsessed with the people on the other line after they have been rejected by them, while Ben is really couldn’t care less. Their quick communication with these people however will end up becoming life changing and maybe even life ending for the two.
The Battery is an indie film that only had a budget of 6,000 dollars. It has received more and more praise in the horror community after it’s release and the word of the internet is the reason why I decided to seek it out and finally give it a chance.